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Designing a high-power array for a target in the upper atmosphere
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Paper Abstract

High-power microwave pulses can destroy electronics of targets at altitudes of 100 km or higher, and preliminary designs of microwave antennas driven by Relativistic Klystron Amplifiers have been sketched. This paper discusses: (1) the susceptibility of the atmosphere to microwave breakdown, and (2) the constraint on the design of a microwave weapon imposed by the need to avoid breakdown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147462
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John M. Myers, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Tai Tsun Wu, Harvard Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1872:
Intense Microwave Pulses
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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